I am a Higgs fellow at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I am passionate about theoretical cosmology, theoretical physics in general, and mathematics.

I am generally interested in the application of abstract mathematics in theoretical physics to further our understanding of observations and the workings of our universe. During my bachelors and masters in Groningen, I applied homology and catastrophe theory to the late time universe. Nowadays, I use Picard-Lefschetz theory to study lensing, the world-line quantization of relativistic quantum mechanics, and quantum cosmology. I also study the formation of shocks in the early universe.

Before joining the University of Edinburgh, I had a joint position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and Carnegie Mellon University. I obtained my PhD from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Neil Turok. I received bachelor and master degrees in Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and a master degree in Applied Mathematics (Part III) from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Scotland

Job.Feldbrugge@ed.ac.uk